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Copyright and Author Rights in the Publication Process   Tags: author rights, copyright negotiation, copyright transfer agreements open access predatory publishers  

A guide for faculty and researchers on author rights and the publishing process. This guide helps you navigate copyright transfer agreements. The Publisher Policies section gives tips on how to identify a predatory or vanity publisher.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Has your research been accepted for publication?


Have you signed a copyright transfer agreement verbatim?


Do you know any of the rights you retained according to an agreement your signed?


Before signing a copyright transfer agreement, do you modify it to retain any rights that were not included in the agreement?


Did you keep a copy of the agreement you signed?


Why Should I Pay Attention to a Publisher's Copyright Transfer Agreement

Your article has been accepted for publication. All you need to do is sign over your copyright to the journal publisher. Understanding the terms within a copyright transfer agreement and knowing how to negotiate those terms to serve your interests will benefit you and the scholarly community.

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